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semperfidelis354
01-13-2011, 11:07 PM
So I finally got my 43 tula MN and took it apart to clean, when I. Pulled ithe barrel out of the stock I noticed a lot of pitting, it doesn't look that bad to me, but when does the pitting become dangerous and what can I do to protect it from getting worse?

Milsurp Collector
01-13-2011, 11:28 PM
From your description the pitting on the outside of the barrel doesn't sound like a problem. To keep it from getting worse use Eezox.

I use Eezox on all of my guns http://www.eezox.com/gun-care.html
http://www.warrencustomoutdoor.com/pl-eezox.html#eezox

http://www.johnfjensen.com/acatalog/images/Eezox-4oz.jpg

In three separate independent rust prevention tests Eezox was top-rated

Bottom Line--Eezox and Corrosion-X Are Superior

Use Eezox or Corrosion-X to coat your firearms. Eezox has the advantage that it goes on wet, but protects dry.

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html

Clearly, Eezox was the winner of my tests, followed closely by CLP.

http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html


After one week, only the EEzOx, Ballistol and Lehighs were rust-free.

http://www.ctmuzzleloaders.com/ctml_experiments/corrosion/corrosion2.html

Like CLP, Eezox can also be used as a cleaner and lubricant. Unlike CLP (which I also use for some purposes) it dries instead of remaining oily.

semperfidelis354
01-13-2011, 11:55 PM
Ok cool, when I get off work ill take some pics. I've never dealt with pitting before

semperfidelis354
01-14-2011, 7:46 AM
Here's. A couple pics of what I saw. The inside of the barrel looks fine though. Is this one still safe?

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/semperfidelis354/IMG_20110114_073146.jpg

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc518/semperfidelis354/IMG_20110114_072707.jpg

Stryfe76
01-14-2011, 8:06 AM
Looks cosmetic to me just keep it oiled so it doesn't get any worse.

Milsurp Collector
01-14-2011, 8:11 AM
Looks cosmetic to me just keep it oiled so it doesn't get any worse.

Agree with this.

BHP FAN
01-14-2011, 8:15 AM
+ 1.

semperfidelis354
01-14-2011, 3:04 PM
Sweet, thx for the info!

gun toting monkeyboy
01-14-2011, 3:13 PM
That is nothing. It looks ugly but won't effect much. I have seen much worse on several rifles that people still shoot regularly.